This online class will provide feedback from an experienced casting professional. No more than 20 performers will be participating.
When a new Casting Access Online class is announced, eligible performers RSVP to request a space in the class and are added to the class on a first-come/first-served basis. Confirmed participants will be notified by e-mail.
The date listed for the class is the day enrollment and cancellation close, and your headshots are sent to the casting director. Later that week, participants will receive sides specially selected for them by the participating casting director.
Once you have received your sides, you will have until the deadline to rehearse, record, and upload a video containing your performance of the sides. You will upload the video using your YouTube account and email the video link. Finally, the casting director will review your workshop video and provide notes.
CASTING DIRECTOR BIO
As Former Executive Head of Television Casting and Feature Film Consultant for MGM Studios for 16 years, Paul Weber notably cast the wildly popular STARGATE franchise. Other TV credits include SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA, DEAD LIKE ME, SHE SPIES, POLTERGEIST, and THE OUTER LIMITS. These series and others have garnered numerous honors including 21 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
For the big screen, Weber has advised on numerous MGM features including the blockbuster JAMES BOND franchise, FAME, ZOOKEEPER with Kevin James, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, RED DAWN with Chris Hemsworth, Joss Whedon’s CABIN IN THE WOODS, and ROBOCOP.
Weber is now a fully independent casting director and producer. In addition to a number of independent features, recent and on going credits include projects for STARZ, NETFLIX, A&E, DISCOVERY NETWORK, LIFETIME, HALLMARK and the CW.
You must have completed a Casting Access Online application prior to registering for this class.
If you RSVP for this class you must be able to upload your video by 9:00am PST on February 25th. DO NOT BE LATE. Those who have been seated by February 18th are expected to comply. You must cancel your reservation before February 18th if you cannot comply.
This class is only open to actors who reside OUTSIDE of LA or NY.
Your video will not be accepted IF:
-Your video is shot vertically instead of horizontally. If you need to shoot on an iPhone or tablet, turn it sideways.
-It is not appropriately framed. Standard framing is top of the head to mid chest.
-The video has poor sound, clarity, or lighting. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it cannot take away from your performance.
-You have a distracting background. If you cannot provide a solid background, a minimal background is best.
-Your video has title cards or subtitles. They are unnecessary.
-Your video settings are not Unlisted. Videos that are Private or Public will not be accepted.
-You “share” the video through YouTube. You must email the video URL to the specified email address.